The AI chatbot world is heating up with a new competition between Google’s recently updated chatbot Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT. In February, Bard was introduced to the world but received criticism after falsely claiming that the James Webb Space Telescope took the first picture of an “exoplanet”. However, Google has significantly improved the Bard, training it on PaLM 2, outperforming its predecessor while using far less computing power.
Google has also introduced several versions of its model, including the powerful Otter, Bison and Unicorn. Bard supports over 20 programming languages, making it the clear winner in coding. It can help professionals with code generation, annotation, and debugging. In one test, both chatbots were asked to create a simple HTML file with a button that displayed an emoji every time we pressed it. ChatGPT takes about 30 seconds, while Bard gives almost instantaneous answers.
The Bard also impresses when it comes to internet connectivity. When asked about the differences between GPT-4 and PaLM2, Bard provided more context to understand their meaning, not just the translation. Bing, which also uses GPT-4, provides a source for backing up its information. In this era of AI-powered chatbots, Google, Microsoft, and Meta are vying to deliver the most innovative and powerful offerings.
While ChatGPT OpenAI has become a household name in the tech space, Bard’s free accessibility and superior coding capabilities could be the key to its success. OpenAI has promised to update ChatGPT to be multimodal and plugin compatible, and Google is doing the same with both companies continuing to improve their chatbots, which will emerge victorious remains to be seen.
The AI chatbot race is heating up, and Google’s Bard is giving OpenAI’s ChatGPT a run for its money. The Bard’s superior coding capabilities and internet connectivity make it a clear winner in some areas, but the early driving advantages of ChatGPT and household name recognition give it an edge in others. As both companies continue to improve their chatbots, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this evolving AI landscape.